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Ajou University | Date: 2016-09-14

Disclosed is an apparatus for cable inspection, which inspects an aerial cable used in electric power transmission, the apparatus including: first and second plates spaced apart from each other; a lower clamp disposed on the first plate; an upper clamp disposed on the second plate to face the lower clamp and having a through hole in a vertical direction; a distance adjustment unit configured to adjust a separation distance between the first and second plates; an indenter indented in a coating of the cable through the through hole; a first load cell configured to measure an indentation force of the indenter and to output a signal corresponding to the measured indentation force; a second load cell disposed under the lower clamp and configured to measure pressure applied to the cable and to output a signal corresponding to the measured pressure; and an indenter moving unit configured to control movement of the indenter. According to the present invention, deterioration of a cable is measured using a plurality of sensors so that measurement accuracy can be improved and measurement of deterioration of the cable can be performed in a state in which the cable is disposed.


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Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors and Ajou University | Date: 2016-04-26

Disclosed are a chemochromic nanoparticle, a method for manufacturing the chemochromic nanoparticle, and a hydrogen sensor comprising the chemochromic nanoparticle. In particular, the chemochromic nanoparticle has a core-shell structure such that the chemochromic nanoparticle and comprises a core comprising a hydrated or non-hydrated transition metal oxide; and a shell comprising a transition metal catalyst.


A method for controlling an electric conductivity of a metal oxide thin film is disclosed. The method may include forming a metal oxide thin film; applying thermal treatment to the metal oxide thin film; and irradiating UV (ultraviolet)-rays to the metal oxide thin film in an atmosphere containing water molecules and oxygen molecules. Thus, the hydrogen may be doped into the metal oxide thin film to improve the electric conductivity of the metal oxide thin film.


Patent
Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors and Ajou University | Date: 2017-03-08

Disclosed are a chemochromic nanoparticle, a method for manufacturing the chemochromic nanoparticle, and a hydrogen sensor comprising the chemochromic nanoparticle. In particular, the chemochromic nanoparticle has a core-shell structure such that the chemochromic nanoparticle and comprises a core comprising a hydrated or non-hydrated transition metal oxide; and a shell comprising a transition metal catalyst.


Kang K.,Ajou University
Nature communications | Year: 2013

DNA is distinguished by both long length and structural rigidity. Classical polymer theories predict that DNA enhances the non-Newtonian elastic properties of its dilute solution more significantly than common synthetic flexible polymers because of its larger size and longer relaxation time. Here we exploit this property to report that under Poiseuille microflow, rigid spherical particles laterally migrate and form a tightly focused stream in an extremely dilute DNA solution (0.0005 (w/v)%). By the use of the DNA solution, we achieve highly efficient focusing (>99.5%) over an unprecedented wide range of flow rates (ratio of maximum to minimum flow rates ~400). This highly tunable particle-focusing technique can be used in the design of cost-effective portable flow cytometers, high-throughput cell analysis and also for cell sorting by size. We demonstrate that DNA is an efficient elasticity enhancer, which originates from its unique structural properties.


Disclosed is a high efficiency video coding (HEVC) encoding device including a candidate group updater configured to select a plurality of representative modes as a candidate group from among intra-prediction modes and update the candidate group using a plurality of minimum modes selected from the candidate group, the plurality of representative modes each representing a range where there is an optimal mode, and an optimal mode selector configured to select any one mode as an optimal mode from among a plurality of minimum modes selected from the updated candidate group.


The present invention is related to a pharmaceutical composition and health food for preventing or treating hearing loss, wherein the pharmaceutical composition and health food contain carbenoxolone or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts as an effective component. More particularly, a composition including carbenoxolone or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts as an effective component is provided as a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating ototoxic hearing loss due to the carbenoxolone or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts prevent damages on auditory cells from ototoxic drugs such as cisplatin anticancer drugs, and the composition may be used as a drug for treating noise-induced hearing loss and age-related hearing loss, as well as ototoxic hearing loss.


We previously evaluated the short-term follow-up preliminary data of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation in patients with ischemic stroke. The present study was conducted to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of i.v. MSCs transplantation in a larger population. To accomplish this, we performed an open-label, observer-blinded clinical trial of 85 patients with severe middle cerebral artery territory infarct. Patients were randomly allocated to one of two groups, those who received i.v. autologous ex vivo cultured MSCs (MSC group) or those who did not (control group), and followed for up to 5 years. Mortality of any cause, long-term side effects, and new-onset comorbidities were monitored. Of the 52 patients who were finally included in this study, 16 were the MSC group and 36 were the control group. Four (25%) patients in the MSC group and 21 (58.3%) in the control group died during the follow-up period, and the cumulative surviving portion at 260 weeks was 0.72 in the MSC group and 0.34 in the control group (log-rank; p = .058). Significant side effects were not observed following MSC treatment. The occurrence of comorbidities including seizures and recurrent vascular episodes did not differ between groups. When compared with the control group, the follow-up modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score was decreased, whereas the number of patients with a mRS of 0-3 increased in the MSC group (p = .046). Clinical improvement in the MSC group was associated with serum levels of stromal cell-derived factor-1 and the degree of involvement of the subventricular region of the lateral ventricle. Intravenous autologous MSCs transplantation was safe for stroke patients during long-term follow-up. This therapy may improve recovery after stroke depending on the specific characteristics of the patients.


Unlike most works based on pure nonholonomic constraint, this paper proposes a fuzzy adaptive tracking control method for wheeled mobile robots, where unknown slippage occurs and violates the nonholononomic constraint in the form of state-dependent kinematic and dynamic disturbances. These disturbances degrade tracking performance significantly and, therefore, should be compensated. To this end, the kinematics with state-dependent disturbances are rigorously derived based on the general form of slippage in the mobile robots, and fuzzy adaptive observers together with parameter adaptation laws are designed to estimate the state-dependent disturbances in both kinematics and dynamics. Because of the modular structure of the proposed method, it can be easily combined with the previous controllers based on the model with the pure nonholonomic constraint, such that the combination of the fuzzy adaptive observers with the previously proposed backstepping-like feedback linearization controller can guarantee the trajectory tracking errors to be globally ultimately bounded, even when the nonholonomic constraint is violated, and their ultimate bounds can be adjusted appropriately for various types of trajectories in the presence of large initial tracking errors and disturbances. Both the stability analysis and simulation results are provided to validate the proposed controller. © 2012 IEEE.


A microplasma jet device, according to the present invention, comprises: a channel layer having a plurality of micro flow channels arranged in parallel so as to enable a gas for generating plasma to pass therethrough; a first insulating layer joined to one surface of the channel layer and having a first plasma generation electrode; and a second insulating layer joined to the other surface of the channel layer and having a second plasma generation electrode.

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